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    Re: Cleaning a fretboard

    Thank you Nevin - that's very helpful. I did some digging and frequently see naphtha (lighter fluid) recommended in lieu of or in addition to a very slightly damp cloth. Thanks again.
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    Re: Cleaning a fretboard

    Thank you Nevin. Can you clarify what you mean by conditioning and when (if ever) it might be appropriate please? Thank you. I believe a damp rag is the best for old L&H varnish finishes - the...
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    Cleaning a fretboard

    On my next string change I would like to clean the fretboard on my 1925 L&H mandolin. What is best and safest to use for cleaning a fretboard please? Thank you.
  4. Re: Review: Carlo Mazzaccara Lucia bowlback mandolin

    To any who may be reviewing this thread with the thought of buying a Mazzaccara mandolin, you may have noticed that I sold the mandolin in May, 2021. Please be clear that I sold it for only one...
  5. Re: Campanella, Red Diamond, Northfield, Collings experience

    I love this MT2-V more every day. It brings me absolute pleasure to play it. My two other mandolins are now too much neglected. I am curious if anyone has ANY clue as to the whereabouts of the MF5-V...
  6. Re: Best strings for a Lyon & Healy type C mandolin

    CelloMando - what makes you want to try the Embergher set and what are you expecting? Thanks!
  7. Re: Where is this exquisite Lyon & Healy Style A?

    I think people on this forum could very easily help you but it would be essential for you to first post pictures of views from the top, bottom, back, closeup and full length side views, front and...
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    Re: Stringing question, new to octave

    My first OM was a Trinity and I had no string issues. You should not have to 'fight' with any string on this OM in my experience. I don't think that .46 will be too light at all. I hope you quickly...
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    Re: Collings Vs. Northfield Vs. Kelley

    Exactly. Very well said!
  10. Re: Classical / Neopolitan Mando Builders in North America?

    You might want to confer with Mr. Nyberg about the Lyon & Healy. The original LH's were unique and few replica builders try to duplicate the actual contruction - rather they simply duplicate the...
  11. Re: Sebastian de Grebber, Dutch Mandolin Chamber Orchestra

    Excellent videos - thank you for locating them!
  12. Re: Learning octave mandolin before regular mandolin

    I think the answer is different for each individual. I have a 25" scale octave mandolin. It took a little practice to get used to, but by no stretch of the imagination was the longer scale an...
  13. Re: Hubert Ries (1802-86): Duet for Mandolin & Mandocello (OM/Gui

    LOL and here I thought there was an Embergher behind door #2!

    Seriously, the original post was in Sept, 2018. I only discovered it after you posted yesterday. I'm genuinely surprised the original...
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    Re: Collings, Northfield, Girouard

    I certainly see the same thing as Mandobar. I could no longer buy my Collings MT2-V (which I purchased in the fall used) for anywhere near the same price (or at least it seems that way to me based on...
  15. Re: Hubert Ries (1802-86): Duet for Mandolin & Mandocello (OM/Gui

    Very, VERY cool music and playing Martin. A great musical pick-me-up on a Sunday morning. I quite enjoyed this entire thread. Funny how certain kinds of music just make you smile. Thanks for posting...
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    Re: Taking up (a) Mandolin

    Cool!
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    Re: Collings, Northfield, Girouard

    These are three very different instruments. They are all well made. But only you will know which one feels and sounds better in your hands. If you can get to a store to try them, it is by far the...
  18. Re: My experience with the WILLHI WH1436H Air Humidity Controller

    Easy.
  19. My experience with the WILLHI WH1436H Air Humidity Controller

    Recently I began to suspect my practice room was a bit to dry. So I did a little reading (on the Burgess Violin site among others) and bought a WILLHI WH1436H Air Humidity Controller; Sper Scientific...
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    Re: Mando upgrade - opinions sought

    You can put 5 mandolins in a room ranging from $4000 to $7000 and hear and feel a HUGE difference between them and it has nothing to do with the price tag. That's my own experience. Mandolins are...
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    Re: It Made the Mandolin Sound Better

    Jim, I just laughed so hard I thought my sides would split!!! Your post made my day. I bet your Twinky stash got devoured too LOL! I live in MA now but had lived in Arizona for 50 years. I'm thinking...
  22. Re: Keeping an A Mandolin in place with rug underlayment

    Sue - Caterina Lichtenburg (who recommends the mat) obviously has some very high end bowlbacks and has used this mat forever. I suspect you don't need to worry about the finish. But you could ask...
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    Re: What can you share about Carla Senese?

    Mick - that was a pretty neat reply! Thank you. She seems to be very talented and the very few videos I located were great! August Watters mentioned her once in reference to hearing Calace mandolins....
  24. Re: Keeping an A Mandolin in place with rug underlayment

    Hi Sue - I tried a bunch of stuff, mostly from Joann's, and chamois. None of it was any less slippery than my blue jeans. Then I ordered the mat that Mike's wife Caterina uses, from Terkel, in...
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    What can you share about Carla Senese?

    I am not having great luck learning about mandolinist Carla Senese. She does have a Facebook page but it is not very helpful. I've seen a very small number of videos of her and quite enjoyed them....
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